JACK DEMPSEY CICHLID select

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Central American cichlids sold on this site are generally 1.5 inches to 2.25 inches in length (regular) size. All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows.

Small: 1 -1.25 inch Regular: 1.5 -2.25 inches Select: 2.5 inches Medium: 3 inches Large: 4-6 inches

If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small ,regular, or select sizes.  If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, select or medium sizes.


Species name: Archocentrus octofasciatum

Synonym: Cichlasoma octofasciatus; Heros octofasciatus

Common name: Jack Dempsey Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 10 inches Environment: freshwater

Origin: Yucatan Peninsula, Central America

Temperament: Aggressive

The Cichlasoma octofasciatus, or Jack Dempsey is an aggressive beauty from the Yucatan Peninsula. It is a very popular fish and is sometimes kept as a single fish in an aquarium like and Oscar. I like to keep them in pairs the males have beautiful fins.

Their aggressive nature does not detract at all from their spectacular colouration, with males having a light grey base color, plenty of blue and green spangles covering the entire body, and a dramatic red edging to the dorsal and anal fins. Females show the same general colouration, with fewer spangles. There are also two new color morphs available in the hobby, the Electric Blue Dempsey with a bright blue base color and vibrant blue spangles, and the Gold Dempsey, with a pale, metallic gold base color and gold spangles concentrated around the gill plates and cheeks

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Central American cichlids sold on this site are generally 1.5 inches to 2.25 inches in length (regular) size. 
All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles unless otherwised described. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows.

Small:  1 -1.25 inch
Regular: 1.5 -2.25 inches
Select:  2.5 inches
Medium: 3 inches
Large:   4-6 inches

If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small ,regular, or select sizes.  If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, select or medium sizes.